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HCI Project (INFO90008)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeINFO90008
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject involves in-depth investigation of a significant problem related to Human-Computer Interaction or a related discipline. The subject also provides students with skills and knowledge for analysing and solving problems, and enhanced written and oral communication skills. Under the supervision and guidance of an academic researcher, students are required to design and conduct a research investigation. This would typically involve a literature review, experimentation and data collection, and data analysis. The results will be reported as a thesis and in a public presentation. In some instances, it is expected that the results will also be submitted for publication in a conference or journal.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Independently investigate topic areas relating to Human Computer Interaction
  • Synthesise work related to the topic of study
  • Write and present a proposal and report

Eligibility and requirements


One of the following:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
INFO90006 Fieldwork for Design
Semester 2
INFO90004 Evaluating the User Experience
Semester 1
INFO90003 Designing Novel Interactions
Semester 1

or entry into MC-IT 100 point program



Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

Students are expected to have basic proficiency in computing, and familiarity with interactive technologies.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Assignment 1 – A project proposal of 800-1000 words, requiring approximately 25-30 hours, submitted to project supervisor (hurdle requirement).Due in week 3. (0%). Addressing Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) 1,2 and 3.

Assignment 2 – A 15 minute presentation of the project, including answering audience questions, requiring approximately 25-30 hours. Due in week 6. (10%). Addressing ILO 3.

Assignment 3 – A 3-minute video that summarises the project objectives and outcomes. Requiring approximately 25-30 hours of work. Due in week 12. (10%). Addressing ILO 3.

Assignment 4 – A project report of 6000-8000 words, requiring approximately 290 hours of work. Due in the first week of the examination period. (80%). Addressing ILO 1, 2 and 3.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorVassilis Kostakos
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours12
    Total time commitment400 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorVassilis Kostakos
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours12
    Total time commitment400 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

400 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Subject notes

    This subject will be offered from Semester 2, 2018 and Semester 1, 2019.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Permission required from the subject coordinator

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 22 August 2019